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Title: Practice of Color in Relativistic Heavy Ion Collisions (421st Brookhaven Lecture)

As the world's newest and largest operating accelerator for nuclear physics research, the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider at Brookhaven Lab has been smashing beams of gold ions together since 2000, tomore » duplicate on the atomic level conditons that last existed after the Big Bang. In 2005, RHIC's four teams of physicists announced that, contrary to expectation, what existed a few microseconds after the Big Bang is not a plasma of weakly interacting quarks and gluons — it is a liquid of strongly interacting quarks and gluons. This Brookhaven lecture will explore the properties of this matter, in terms of measurements of particle abundance, temperature flow, flavor production and jet quenching, and the relationship to the fundamental properties of Quantum Chromodynamics. After reviewing ongoing measurements and results presented at Quark Matter 2006 in November, the speaker will describe detector upgrades that will advance the understanding of the QCD matter created at RHIC.« less
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Title: Practice of Color in Relativistic Heavy Ion Collisions (421st Brookhaven Lecture)
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Publication Date: 2007-01-17
OSTI Identifier: 1002999
DOE Contract Number: AC02-98CH10886
Other Number(s): TRN: US1104085
Resource Type: Multimedia
Resource Relation: Conference: Brookhaven Lecture Series 1960 to the Present, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York, presented on January 17, 2007
Research Org: BNL (Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States))
Sponsoring Org: USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Subject: 43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS ; ABUNDANCE ; ACCELERATORS ; BNL ; COLOR ; GLUONS ; GOLD IONS ; HEAVY IONS ; NUCLEAR PHYSICS ; PLASMA ; PRODUCTION ; QUANTUM CHROMODYNAMICS ; QUARK MATTER ; QUARKS ; QUENCHING
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 0:39:32
System Entry Date: 2016-01-27